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Basic Physician Trainee Resident Medical Officer 2-4 / Registrar 1-4

ACT Government Health - Canberra Airport, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Basic Physician Trainee Resident Medical Officer 2-4 / Registrar 1-4 (Job Number: 01UNF)


Job Title: Basic Physician TraineeBasic Physician Trainee

Classification: Senior Resident Medical Officer 1-3/Registrar 1-4 (dependent on level of experience)

Position Number: P11984, several

Annual Salary: $96,053-$135,521

Branch: Medicine

Vacancy Type: Temporary Contract

Duration: 5 April 2021-6 February 2022 with possibility of extension

Closing Date: 22 March 2021

Contact Officer: Dr Ashwin Swaminathan +61 2 5124 0000

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Canberra Hospital’s Basic Physician Training program provides high quality clinical training and educational opportunities for trainees with subspecialty and general medicine rotations within the Network (Canberra Hospital & Health Services, Calvary Hospital, Goulburn Base Hospital and Bega District Hospital). The training program has an established track record and a structure that supports trainee preparation for success at the RACP Fellowship examination. Educational support and training opportunities include a mentorship program and numerous formal and informal learning forums for junior medical staff, including a formal tutorial program, well-attended morning clinical handover, grand rounds and regular unit scientific meetings.

Overall, the training is well integrated with the clinical service requirements of the hospital. Our training program has maintained an excellent record of consistent success at the written and clinical FRACP Examination. There is active and enduring commitment of our senior clinical staff to the physician training program, including Dr Simon O’Connor co-author of the Talley & O’Connor Examination Medicine textbook and the network physician training committee.

The Basic Physician Trainee positions are accredited by the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) for PREP training. The positions are suitable for applicants in their third postgraduate year, or above, and who have previous experience or training in a hospital-based internal medicine training program.

Eligibility for unconditional registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia is essential.


Under limited direction of your term clinical supervisor together with the Director of Physician Training and Network Director of Physician Training you will perform the role of a medical registrar within the Canberra Training Network. You will:

Provide competent and efficient clinical management of patients of the Health Directorate under the supervision and direction of Consultant Physicians. Clinical duties will include assessment and management of acute presentations, inpatient care, diagnosis and management of patients in outpatient clinics, consultations, and attending and actively participating in clinical handover according to organisational requirements.
Participate in the supervision, training and professional development of junior medical staff, allied health professionals and medical students.
Actively participate in and progress through the Basic Physician Training program.
Participate in the general medical registrar rosters, including evening, overnight, weekend shifts and on-call commitments as required and according to changing organisational needs including rotations outside of the primary campus to Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Bega and Goulburn Hospitals.
Comply with the policies and requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the policies of the Health Directorate.
Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

A drive to excel.
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, with an ability to negotiate and manage conflict.
Self-reflective, with a capacity to scan for new ideas.
Capacity to actively participate in and progress through Basic Physician Training
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Relevant Australian MBBS Medical Degree and registered with AHPRA qualifications and

An Australian MBBS medical degree, or equivalent, and eligibility for General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or ability to apply for Registration via the Competent Authority Pathway.
A minimum of postgraduate year three including years’ experience working professionally in experience or training in a hospital base internal medicine training program.

Advanced life support certificate is preferred and required by the second year of Basic Physician Training.

A current Advanced Life Support certificate if the first year of Basic Physician Training has already been completed and ability to participate in the after-hours roster as directed including at secondment sites of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Bega and Goulburn Hospitals
Clinical competence at a level commensurate with a postgraduate year three or above.

The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend, nights and after-hours work as operationally required and able to undertake training rotations at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Bega and Goulburn
HospitalsHave an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.


These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:

Demonstrates a commitment to the RACP professional qualities curriculum and continued professional development and appropriate annual progress in training. Annual progress includes active participation in the formal RACP PREP program, completion of self-directed training requirements, attend unit meetings, grand rounds and other learning and professional development activities as required within the training network.

Demonstrated ability to ensure timely completion of RACP assessments, learning and professional development requirements and completion of research commitments.

Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and

A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact:
Dr Ashwin Swaminathan

Director, General Medicine

Network Director of Physician Education

Level 7B, Building 1

Canberra Hospital

Yamba Drive, Garran, ACT, 2605


ph: +61 2 5124 0000

Job: Junior Medical Officers
Salary Range: 96,053.00 - 135,521.00
Closing Date: 22/Mar/2021, 7:59:00 AM

Canberra Airport, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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